The College of Visual and Performing Arts is stepping into spring with a full calendar of arts events during the month of April. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Student Photography Show
The Department of Art presents an exhibition of special projects and work from undergraduate students in photography. The exhibit runs through Friday, April 12, at Gallery 205 in Porterfield Hall, which is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
M.F.A. Studio Art Graduation Exhibition
Graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts program will exhibit their best works Friday, April 5, through Thursday, April 18, at Radford University Art Museum, Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts; and Bondurant Center for the Arts.
An opening reception will be held at each location Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m. RU Art Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 831-5754. The Bondurant Center for the Arts, 1129 E. Main St. in Radford is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
RU International Guitar Festival
The 12th Annual Radford University International Guitar Festival will bring noted performers to the Performance Hall in the Covington Center. This year’s theme is the influence of Spain and Italy. Performing will be Guilherme Vincens from Brazil, Pablo Gomez from Venezuela, Stefano Raponi from Italy and Leonardo Martin Candelaria from Mexico. Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, all day, Covington Center. A complete schedule can be found under the festivals link at music.asp.radford.edu.
The Russian-American Choral Festival
Russian Conductor Yuly Kopkin will lead Vita in Canto (Life in Song), a 25-voice women’s ensemble from Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center.
Dancing on the Edge
The spring dance concert offers a broad spectrum of movement styles and diverse musical selections. Guest choreographers will stage or create contemporary works especially for the Radford University Dance Theatre. The concert also will feature original works by dance faculty members. Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m., Bondurant Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $3 for children and free with an RU ID. Tickets are available at the Hurlburt Student Center information desk, 831-5420.
Seventh Annual Music Therapy Symposium
Guest experts will lead lectures and workshops for faculty and students on a variety of related topics. Particular attention will be given to the therapeutic uses of music in clinical and community environments. Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, Porterfield 149.
Salvation Army Major Barbara Undershaft wants nothing of her arms-making father’s “bloody” money. But what if it helps her help others? Is poverty the greater evil? The question plays out in the witty dialogue and quintessential characters of George Bernard Shaw’s satire, Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m., Pridemore Playhouse. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for RU faculty and staff, $5 with senior discount (55+), $5 per person for groups of more than 10, and free to students with RU ID. Tickets go on sale the week before the event at the Porterfield Box Office, 831-5289. The box office is open Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
This is the culmination of a yearlong creative research process involving company members, local artists and other community partners. The concert celebrates the end of the dance concert season at RU. Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall.